Drawing a basic halo

There isn’t much to drawing a basic halo. The only real problem is getting it large enough that it surrounds the head, and that can be easily solved. Here are the simple steps in drawing a basic halo: Complete the steps for positioning a halo. Use the ends of the …

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Drawing an Apple

Apples are really simple things to draw. In fact, it almost feels like including a tutorial for them is overkill, but sometimes it helps to have a method that lets you plan the size and position of things before you add any details. So let’s draw an apple: Start by …

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Drawing an Anchor Cross

The anchor cross can be tricky if you’re not careful, but if you’ve practiced the Latin cross and circles enough, then you won’t have much trouble with this design. By and large, the hardest part is probably going to be getting the circles placed neatly on the stipe. Here’s a …

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Drawing Alpha and Omega

Since both of these are letters from the Greek alphabet, there are a few different ways to draw them. Which way you choose is up to you; use whatever you think would work best with your project. Select an image below for a tutorial on that particular way to draw …

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Drawing the Star with 8 points

This stretched out design is largely dependent on its early steps. If you set up the underlying structure right, it’s a snap to get everything where it belongs with the right proportions. Using a grid can simplify things even further. If you don’t want to use a grid, try this …

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Drawing a 7 Point Star

This is a rather difficult symbol to get right. The easiest method involves two lines and a lot of rotation. Get your protractors out for this one. Here’s the easiest way to draw this design: Draw a vertical line. The length of this line is the radius of your star. …

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Drawing a four pointed star

Now this is an easy design. It’s really just a Latin Cross with a slight twist. If you don’t want to draw a cross first, you can use a grid just as easily: Handling this design without a grid is pretty easy anyway: Lightly draw a Latin Cross. Connect the …

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Drawing a 10 Point Star

Up for another round of measuring angles and drawing straight lines? That’s the basic way to handle this design, and while it looks tricky, it’s simple enough to master in just a few tries. So once you get your protector ready, here’s the easiest way to draw this design: Draw …

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Why you should consider using a grid

Drawing things isn’t always easy. Even with practice, somethings are still tricky. Grids are extremely useful tool that can help reduce mistakes and make it easier to get things right. Don’t worry about the grid itself messing up your image; it’s easily removed if you do your inking on a …

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